ST. PAUL (Dec. 9, 2011) — Saint Paul’s Youth Job Corps (YJC) program is now seeking applications from Saint Paul organizations and businesses who are interested in hosting a YJC worker. The YJC program pairs Saint Paul youth who are economically disadvantaged and at-risk, ages 14-24, with opportunities for career development and summer employment.
Youth who participate in the program gain essential work readiness skills including resume-writing, interview preparation, and job seeking skills while earning a wage during employment.
Organizations and businesses that are interested in hosting a worker during summer 2012 and/or the 2012-2013 academic year are asked to submit a “Worksite Application Form” which was posted online Dec. 12 at www.stpaul.gov/yjc. Draft “Worksite Application Forms” and proposals are due Jan. 5, 2012 at 4 p.m. Final “Worksite Application Forms” and proposals are due Jan. 13, 2012 at 4 p.m. Questions should be directed to [email protected].
The City of Saint Paul Parks and Recreation Department began the YJC program in January 2004, and has helped provide valuable career skills and employed more than 4,500 Saint Paul at-risk youth since the inception.
For additional information about Saint Paul’s Youth Job Corps program or to download a “Worksite Application Form” – visit: www.stpaul.gov/yjc.